Woman displaced as fire ravages home in Harmony Mills


Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A woman was displaced from her residence located in Harmony Mills, Queens County, after a fire tore through her mobile home the evening of May 15.

The fire call came into the North Queens Fire Department (NQFD) at about 10:28 p.m.

"When we arrived on scene there was heavy fire at the entrance of the structure coming out of the windows," described NQFD Chief Chris Wolfe. "It spread rapidly throughout the home."

The woman, the lone occupant, was at home at the time and escaped with no injuries. She was unable to bring out any personal belongings from the home.

Upwards of 50 firefighters were on scene from North Queens, Liverpool, Greenfield and Annapolis Royal Fire Departments, along with members of the RCMP and EHS. Firefighters remained on site for about four hours.

A neighbour was checked by EHS for possible smoke inhalation at the scene, but no other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The woman is staying with relatives for now, Dan Beddell, communications director for the Atlantic Canada division of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) organization. CRC was able to provide some financial support to the woman to purchase clothing and other basic necessities.

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